First of all, this is the most super easy recipe ever (well, maybe not ever, but it’s close). All it really involves is your ingredients, a bowl, and a wooden spoon (you know besides the oven and loaf pan). I repeat, a wooden spoon, nope, no mixer necessary, which to me means less mess and always a victory.
Second of all, it is a little adventurous. There is the optional bourbon addition, along with vanilla, which I don’t really recall putting in my banana bread in past endeavors. But there are also spices like cloves, and nutmeg and cinnamon, creating a spicier warmth to combat the sweetness of the brown sugar and brown bananas. The little kick wakes up the loaf and your mouth.
Third, it is way beyond delicious.
Also, there are so many ways to customize it to your own tastes and whims, like adding in nuts (which I don’t like but plenty people do…walnuts, pecans), or chocolate chips for a sweeter tooth or chocoholic. I can even imagine throwing coconut in there for more texture and chew, creating something a touch tropical and different. Or even craisins for a rounder breakfast bread. Toast it with a little butter or cream cheese when it dries out (if it lasts that long), or slather it with nutella or extra frosting from your coconut cake (oh wait, that might just be me…). Any way you dream it, this moist banana loaf is delicious.